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outside of russia itself, he's trying to say to the government in kiev, you have to take our interests into account. and these efforts that he's undertaken in eastern ukraine and now in odessa in the southwestern part of the country in the pro-russian areas, i think are all claimed at that point. perhaps to the point of delegitimizing the may elections that secretary kerry was referring to. >> and you know what concerns so many people here, from east to west, south to north in ukraine, we are seeing an escalation in violence, and an intensity of detention going on there. where do you see this ending? >> i think what putin would like to see is the ukrainian nationalist element in the country cut a deal with the pro-russian elements that is acceptable to moscow. that would involve a substantial devolution of power away from the central government in kiev toward the provinces, which would give russian much more sway over the pro-russian areas. but if he can't get that, i think his plan b. is a further partition. so the insertion of what are clearly russian special forces, russian politica
and angela merkel displayed a voice of unity against russia. >> you got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation and we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. but what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agree that russian russian -- -- russia has violated international law, violated the territorial integrity of a country in europe and there has to be consequences for that. >> joining us. >> stockholm i stok owners joining us in stockholm, prime minister, these big clashes in odessa had killed and injured a series of people on friday, but now this fire has reportedly killed dozens in a building that may have been a base for pro-russian be forces. what he would do if ethnic russians suffer in ukraine. how concerned are you now about this? >> what i'm concerned by the continued escalation that we see, an escalation of the destabilization activities, first we saw them in the east, slovyansk people have been killed, a helicopter was shot down earlier today, a ukrainian o
casualties. russia today, the creme line official tv station is reporting 10 casualties in the operation. no word from the ukranian official side as to casualties from the official side at least. >> thank you very much. brep live in -- paul brennan live in donetsk. >>> russia condemns ukraine over what it calls kiev's criminal use of force after the death of activists in the black sea city of odessa. 31 were killed, more than 100 arrested. the southern port of the odessa is far from where the fighting is taking place in don esque, where paul brennan has been reporting from. hoda abdel-hamid reports. >> reporter: the trade union building was set on fire after a day of clashes between pro-russian and pro-unity demonstrators, carrying the blue and yellow flag of ukraine. the intensity of the smoke sends some jumping for their lives, out of windows of dozens of others died suffocating. the building had been the headquarters of pro-russian protesters for over a month. ukranian police had been deployed earlier in the day. they were unable to restrain either side. >> the clashes underlined the
there. the other thing is that russia, the kremlin backed channel, the 10 residents were killed during the operation to take back control of that tv tower - obviously we have no independent corroboration of that before, that's what russia today is saying this morning. >> the interior minister said he will not stop. what do you think he means by that. >> well, i think - listen, he's something of a maverick. he makes official statements via facebook rather than the official ministry website. i think his sentiment is expressing what is in line with the ukranian kiev government has been saying for days. i came from kiev yesterday. the acting president there, mr oleksandr turchynov was insisting that the cheest would not be a -- east would not be allowed to slip away. he introduced conscription for 18-25-year-olds across ukraine. they could be getting september out as early as monday next week. there's a determination in ukraine and in kiev in particular, of course, that the east of ukraine is not just going to be allowed to be taken over by what kiev says are professional mercenaries, dire
.s. economy, further threats by the west to increase sanctions against russia over ukraine, outrage in nigeria over the more than 200 girls abducted by extremists, brutal conditions for young boys at schools in senegal, a new push to end the widespread killing in south sudan, plus, shields and brooks on the week's news. >> woodruff: if you saw only the headlines that came out of today's jobs report, it looked very strong. the labor department reported employers added 288,000 jobs in april-- a good deal more than economists were expecting. and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, down from 6.7% in march, to a five and a half year low. but the picture is more complicated as our newshour economics correspondent, paul solman, reports, it's part of his ongoing reporting: "making sense of financial news". >> reporter: the jobs picture brightened last month. employers reporting they added jobs at the headiest pace in more than two years, and hiring picked up in a wide swath of sectors, led by professional and business services, retail and construction. what's more, 36,000 more jobs were added in febru
spoken out forcefully and against russia's illegal actions in ukraine and you have been a leader in the european union as well as an indispensable partner in the g7. your presence here today is a reminder that our nations stand united. we are united in our determination on coordinated sanctions. we are united on our unwavering article five commitment to the security of our nato allies including german aircraft joining nato patrols over the baltics. we are united in our support for ukraine including the very important imf program approved this week to help them stabilize and reform its economy. as ukrainian forces move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world that these russian groups are not peaceful protesters. they are heavily armed militants who are receiving significant support from russia. the ukrainian government has the right and responsibility to uphold law and order within its territory and russia needs to use its influence over these paramilitary groups of they disarm and stop. evoking provoking violence. let me say that we are also united in our
and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst thousands,. >>> and the economy is gaining steam. the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in six years. the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. today the ukrainian army launched a preemptive attack on the eastern part of the country. those forces however armed with rocket launchers aimed an shooting down two helicopter pilots. when prowrg prowrgs pro-russian. >> purports to show what the residents are slovyansk and the pro-russian procrastinates who made the eastern city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large scale antiterrorist operation. the apparent objective for now not to overrun the city but to form a blockade around it. some separatists said they were ready to fight. >>> i will fight with whatever i have, if not a rifle then i will fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my lands. >>> sophisticated surface to air missiles, something the government in kyiv points to as evidence of russian involvement on the ground. >>> this man is sa
. he answered questions on eu sanctions against russia and responded to controversial payments made by alex salmond on russian president vladimir putin. this is about 40 minutes. >> order. questions for the prime minister. mr. thomas.r one, >> number one mr. speaker. >> the prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house will wish to join me ine paying tribute to captain thomas clarke of the army air corps, flight lieutenant rakesh chauhan of joint helicopter command, raf odiham, acting warrant officer class two spencer faulkner of the army air corps, corporal james walters of the army airlko corps, and lance corporal oliver thomas of the intelligenceoms corps, a reservist who also worked as a research assistant to the honorable member.. these tragic deaths remind us o the continued commitment andnd sacrifice of our armed forces and i kn and i'm no that our deepest ourd sympathies are with their families at this very, very t time.l time. i'm sure the whole house will also want to join me in paying tribute to and mcgwire who was stabbed to death in h
obama and angela merkel project unity on ukraine and threaten russia with sanctions. >>> mother nature strikes again, this time a massive mudslide in afghanistan - the death toll in the thousands. >>> the u.s. economy is gaping momentum, >>> this has been a day of violent conflict in ukraine. fighting broke out in the eastern part of the country as the ukranian army launched a heavy attack on pro-russian forces. they shot two ukranian helicopters. ukranians say the military access was a pre-emptive strike. in washington president obama, german chancellor angela merkel held talks on the crisis and in front of reporters the two leaders threatened sanctions against russia. we have reporters in ukraine and capitals around the world tracking the military and diplomatic developments. we start with al jazeera's jonah hall in donetsk. >> reporter: video posted on the internet purports to show what the residents of slovyansk and the pro-russian separatists that made the city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large-scale anti-terror organization. the
. words were flying and we heard the french ambassador to the when referring to russia as a pyromaniac firefighter. he calls the ambassador and amateur james bond who drinks vodka. were very upset. there was the russians who called for this meeting. --was because of the hiring firing down of two helicopters with ukrainian troops in them. russians had said that any action by the government against the pro-russian separatists is a declaration and escalation that might prompt russia to bring in peacekeeping troops. we had the russians making their point of view clear and we saw and britishench ambassadors each responding very strongly saying there is no way that the separate test -- separatists are doing what they're doing without support from the russians. the meeting -- we had the u.n. secretary-general going back to kiev next week and calling for the release of the monitors. >> what is the next step for the united states? >> we have a sense at the white lawn on the rose garden when we heard president obama and angela merkel talking about may 25. that key date when ukraine this post abo
significant support from russia. >> we'll discuss whether the two leaders with forge a united front in the face of russian aggression and auto renewed violence in ukraine. later, we'll dive into today's headline grabbing jobs report and why good news sounds so much like bad news for the gop. and melissa harris perry, msnbc's own, will be right here with us to discuss the plight of some 200 kidnapped school girls in nigeria. there were protests in new york today near the u.n., and we'll have more on that and what, if anything, the u.s. is doing to help. but we start with that joint news conference in front of the white house rose garden where president obama began with the jobs numbers and a few words on a devastating landslide and in afghanistan. both he and german chancellor angela merkel have tough questions on whether they can reach an agreement on stronger sakes against russia and whether they can bridge the divide between the u.s. and germany on nsa surveillance. president obama also faced a question from the international press about tuesday's botched oklahoma execution. on uk
with the german chancellor angela merkel. the u.s. is warning of tougher sanctions against russia over ukraine. the president saying the preference is a diplomatic solution but if that doesn't happen the next step is more sanctions. he says he understands the concerns of some european countries but he's confident the u.s. and the european union will stand together. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course. and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you've got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation. we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agreed that russia's violated international law, violate ed territorial sovereignty of a country in europe and there has to be consequences for that. >> reports of helicopters being shut down and heavy gunfir
and then the lady behind him. >> hi, i'm ira >> gorbachev did raise the question shouldn't russia join nato also, and james baker pooh-poohed him, and anytiming having made a mistake, james baker later regreated that and -- regretted that and said he should have engaged gorbachev on that question. one of the first acts of the yeltsin government in december 1991 was to raise the question of nato membership, the foreign ministry later said it was a mistranslation, but officials assured me that, in fact, it was a true translation, they just had to withdraw it because it became such a political embarrassment for yeltsin and if or you personally -- and for you personally. i am wondering how much damage has been done by our lack of engagement with russia on the question of a serious integration with russia and its interests with nato. >> first of all, i cannot agree more on your statement, thank you so much. [laughter] and secondly, i agree with the assumption of your question, yes. that's the point, and that's where i technically agree, and i see the point of putin when he says that we had kind of, w
. the catalyst, the increasing tensions of ukraine, russia calling for emergency u.n. security council meeting after pro-russian forces shot down two cr ukrainian helicopters. the gdl up about 1%, as well, carl. back over to you guys. >> thanks so much. >>> when we come back, if steve jobs were alive today, should he be in jail? that's the headline of the jim stewart column this weekend in "the new york times." stewart's here to talk about what he's written in a moment. but first, rick santelli watching the jobs number and other things today, rick. >> yeah. i'll tell you what. just getting arms around the jobs number and objective way to try to get on the same page as the market is a real job. but i will leave you with this. geopolitics is the new weather. what do i mean by that? you have to join me at the bottom of the hour. >>> european markets closing a moment ago. let's bring in simon hobbs. >> if you took a weighted average of europe down half of 1%. manufacturing data good today. the eurozone growing at the fastest pace in manufacturing for three months but the unemployment rate at 11.8%
have yet to see a single case brought against russia in the world trade organization. this is the case despite the fact that the administration told congress during consideration of pntr that one of the major benefits of having russia in the wto would be our ability to bring hem to dispute -- bring them to dispute settlement. i'm also disappointed that the president refuses to bring a wto case existence india for its -- against india for its continuing efforts to undermine the u.s. in intellectual property rights. india knows better, and we ought to be forceful about in this, and i think it would help them as well. this failure to act with regard to india exemplifies a pattern within this administration when it comes to enforcing american intellectual property rights. countries around the world are taking note of the president's failure to act in the this area, and this is feeding the perception that they can refuse to protect and even actively violate u.s. intellectual property rights with impunity. finally, i am deeply concerned about the institution. ambassador froman, i appreciate
world leader is as comfortable with the selfie craze as president obama. and a threat from russia concerning american astronauts at the international space station. "the grapevine" is next. and a pasta. all on one plate. three delicious choices. all for $15.99 for a limited time only! come sea food differently today! marge: you know, there's a more enjoyable way to get your fiber. try phillips fiber good gummies. they're delicious, and an excellent source of fiber to help support regularity. wife: mmmm husband: these are good! marge: the tasty side of fiber. from phillips. >>> now some news from the political grapevine. our president and vice president have seemingly jumped on the selfie craze sweeping the nation and the world. with everyone from celebrities to the pope to the dalai lama posing for smartphone pictures. but not every world leader is on board with the constant snapping of pictures. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu recently went on a rant when apparently his picture was taken as he waited for a tv interview. quote, what do you get out of all these pictures,
federation has a monopoly of information within russia so it's harder for the truth to get back into russia. but it's not hard to get into ukraine. pretty much everyone in ukraine understands what's happening. as you said earlier, this is not a matter of whether the russians will invade ukraine. ukraine. >> what is putin's goal to create chaos, to make the elections a failure or is he trying to execute this putin doctrine of intervening wherever he thinks ethnic russians are threatened and create a new russian block endowmented by russia? >> all of the above. the first two things you mentioned, as you know and your viewers know there is a very important election coming up on the 25th may that is supposed to give all of the citizens of the supposedly independent sovereign state of ukraine a chance to elect a government to replace the extraordinarily corrupt and brutal regime that was really -- doesn't even deserve to be called a government at the end, of former president yanukovych. and what putin is trying to do is make sure that doesn't happen. that he can disrupt enough of the ukraine geo
% aimed at russia. all the other participants in this program are the very countries that russia threatens right now. particularly ukraine which is the second largest participant. i think it would be a really bad signal for this country to actually cut programs that are supportive of democracy in the areas immediately around russia. frankly i think more or less plays into putin's hand. beyond that we have a unique institution, unique arrangement and unique person heading it at the library of congress, who is probably the country's -- is the country's, probably the world's foremost expert on russian history and culture and literature. this has been well placed as long as he's been the librarian and well used. again i appreciate my friend's motives, but i would urge the rejection of the amendment. with that i would like to yield the remainder of the time that i have to my good friend, the gentleman from virginia. the chair: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. >> coy not agree mr. moran: i cannot agree more with my friend from oklahoma, the chair of this subcommittee. and the idea that
. >> still ahead, russia says the ukrainian army must leave the southeastern cities. we'll be live in moscow. >> venezuela announced a 30% pay hike on may day. we'll tell you why not everyone's happy about it. >> in brazil, despite recent criticism from a top olympic committee official, brass still says it will be ready for the olympics. >> russian penalty vladimir putin has tolding a america that the ukrainian army must quit the southeast of the country, the kremlin said that putin made the comment in a phone call at the german chancellor thursday. we are joined live from moscow. tough talk from putin there, even as ukraine detains the russian defense attache in key every, likely to exacerbate the situation even further. >> that's right. that detention comes, of course amid a war of words, but not only that, between ukraine and russia, but it wasn't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign ministe
at the ethnic minty that says the government limits their religion and culture. >> russia's military attache detained in kiev as a spy for moscow. the government is helpless against militias taking away government buildings. the military is on full alert for a possible russian invasion. we are in donetsk, eastern ukraine. what can you tell us about the expulsion of this military attache? >> we don't have much details except for what the interim government said in kiev, that he had gone beyond his mandate as a diplomat in this country and carried out duties that looked more like espionage rather than diplomacy. he has been expelled but no deadline given to leave the country. we don't knee if he is still here or actually left. nor have we heard comments from moscow. >> officials said they believe some of the militants in the east are being coordinated and funded by moscow he. are you seeing changes on the ground where you are in donetsk that would suggest a full scale invasion by russian forces is possible or imminent? >> well, the changes we're seeing on the ground are that more and more buil
didn't want the change of government, wanted to stay with russia and perhaps enjoy cheaper gas from russia, and some financial assistance. i have to stress that this reform that i.m.f. is recommending, they are long overdue. if ukraine is interested in rebalancing the economy, putting it on healthy basis, they have to do it. they have to go through this main of the measures. they may have to. but can they. as i said, they have to. at the same time unfortunately these measures come at the worst time politically. if we take another country where the government is exceptionally popular and there's national unity, the measures could make any government unstable, let alone the ukrainian interim government where parts of the country are not under the control of the central authorities, so the issue of ability, the capability of the central government to carry out the reforms is the big question. we need to see whether they would be able to stick to their commitments taken under 30 april agreement with the i.m.f. >> it's interesting. it's a whole crisis in ukraine sparked by a rejection o
the arrest. >> russia has nothing to do with this. there are units suggesting that our instructors are there. i declare: there are neither russian instructors nor special units nor troops there. >> and putin is threatening to retaliate against western sacks saying there will -- sanction -- sanctions. two cares? apparently not americans. registered voters across party lines want the u.s. to be less active on the world stage. joining us now from washington, d.c. is strobe talbot, president of the brookings institution served in the clinton administration from 1993 to 2001. for the new independent states of the former soviet union. pro-russian forces, are taking over, president putin denies involvement just as he did in crimea. for all practical purposes you are saying he has already invaded ukraine? >> he certainly has. these are not just pro-russian forces, these are pro-russian forces that are highly inif i recall traited by russian forces. what we are hearing from president putin is another stunning case of the big lie that we can remember from decades ago, which is now front and center. e
against the russian elements in the east, that would give the pretext that russia would require to move across the border. many are praising the government in kiev for not doing that, for not going fire-for-fire. what the acting president was saying to 20--well, more than 20 regional governors, their top priority over the next four days is to prevent the unrest which we've seen in those eastern regions from spreading further across the east and perhaps into the south of the country. we have heard that ministry of interior forces were doing their job or perhaps the city police were not doing their duties as required. >> the military exercises were going to be held tonight kiev. what's the latest on that? >> reporter: yes, it's a very strange one. there is an announcement on the city council website earlier on today. it spoke of tactical special training and the possibility that armored vehicles may be involved. thethey are planning military exercises in the early hours of thursday morning. it does appear there is some exercise training but it will fall short of the tanks rolling through
. >>> basketball responds to the life ban given to l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. . >> russia accused the west of revising cold war tactics after new sanctions were imposed over the ukrainian crisis. 15 more people were added to the list of russian officials, facing asset freedss and travel -- friezes and travel bands. >> the chief of the international monetary funds megs to moscow says russia's economy is falling into recession. antonio says the country experienced two quarters of negative growth which is likely to continue. he had sanctions against russia over the ukrainian crisis. to further damage the economy. >> let's spoke to the correspondent. it's a bleak picture painted by the i.m.f. >> it certainly is. the i.m.f. chief in moscow said, as you explained, he believes russia's economy is in recession because there has been two quarters of negative growth. the prediction for this year was 1.3% growth, they are saying the economy will grow by 0.2%. i think that's a worrying statistic for many economists. further to that the i.m.f. mission chief says that there'll be $100 billion i
by the president of that country. ecuador has thrown its lot in with countries like venezuela and russia and china. that's were they see the future of latin america so they have made that move. ,he people that were in there working with them was full knowledge of the ecuadorian government and had been there for years and years. they were working with them on that, and drug ever which is a problem in ecuador and they have been helpful. they have decided to throw their lot in with other countries. we are in the process -- >> it's a geopolitical issue? a great way to snub their noses the united states. >> this is a question from representative angle i will briefly go over it -- on november 15, 2013, an interview with defense news, you stated that since you have lost coast guard the would publish the western hemisphere strategy on how to fill these gaps. that is five months ago. wants to know what the status of the report is. >> we have been trying to come theith strategies for specific areas and evolving missions and put out an arctic strategy just last year. we have in working on the western hemisph
russia. oil -- likeg, like all of the oil companies, interests in russia. they have a plant in the far east where they have partnered up with gazprom. they went to russia 12 days ago to meet with president putin and say it is really important to us, that plans. we would like to up capacity there by 50%. he got president putin's endorsement for that. that is good for shell. late last night, resident putin saying that if they ratchet up sanctions against russia, there are no need for any retaliatory measures just yet. russia may eventually have to re-examine, as he put it, cooperation with western energy projects. that will give all of the oil companies pause and it is something mr. van burden will be asked about today when he talks to investors. >> give us an update about shell and the ukraine. >> they really cannot beat this geopolitical situation in the ukraine. they were talking to the central government about developing gas in the east of the company -- of the country, exactly where the separatists in ukraine are now operating. there, lateright yesterday, we had pro russia militias
that a take over by u.s. company will mean job losses for the french. >>> russia has accused the west of reviving cold war tactics. on tuesday the you european union added 15 more people on the list of russian and ukrainian officials facing asset freezes and travel bands. washington announced a new set of sanctions. president obama said he would not impose more sanctions. >> eastern ukraine - gunman opened fire as they took control of more buildings. pro-russian able to visits stormed the headquarters for police and luhansk. barnaby phillips reports from the city of donetsk. gungun. >> reporter: the pro-russian crowd forced their way into the government building in liuhansk they seemed incapable or unwilling to take on the crowds. they refused to hand their weapons over. then they were escorted away. the crowd revelled in their victory. they took over more buildings in the town. later pro-russian gunmen opened fire in an attack on the police station. so pro-russian groups extend their control. they want to hold a referendum in early may. in order for the vote to be credible they need
venezuela, russia, china. that is where they see the future of latin america, so they made that move. the people that were in their working with them with full knowledge for years and years, working with him on the counter drug effort which is a real problem. they have been helpful, but they have decided to throw their lot in with other countries. >> geopolitical issue. >> and it is a great way to snub there nose at the united states. >> and this is a question from representative ankle to you, mr. papp. i will briefly go over it. the defense, an interview you stated that since you have lost naval ships in the pacific and caribbean for drug interdiction that coast guard would publish a western hemisphere strategy and how to fill these gaps. that is five months ago. he wants to know when the report will be do and what is the status of it. >> we have been trying to come up with a strategy for the specific areas involving missions boom. we have been working on the western hemisphere strategy. my feeling is with the assets going toward the pacific we still have responsibilities, but the p
not been taken. >> because russia has the veto? >> yes. so far, we have more than 700,000 refugees in our country. about 200,000 of them live in tent cities. 500,000 of them live in the cities. we have so far spent $3.5 billion for them. $50 million came from saudi arabia, $25 million from the u.s., and others from a number of countries but the total amount so far is $3.5 billion. we provide food, education. we try to provide assistance to these people and we want the west to be heard as well. we were unable to do this. nothing came out of the geneva talks. we are together with a number of countries in nato. we have a model partnership with the u.s. all of those relationships ought to mean something. there are lots of people who are internally displaced, millions. there's almost 200,000 people who have died. doing nothing and just watching is unacceptable. where is the u.n., the u.s., all these countries? >> what concrete steps would you recommend to change the circumstances? >> there were steps taken in a number of countries, in libya for example. some steps in different ways could be ta
. and pro-russia activists are tightening *their grip on eastern cities. hundreds stormed buildings across luhansk today, a province that borders russia. barnaby phillips is in eastern ukraine with this report. >> the pro-russian crowd swept into the government building in luhansk unopposed- and despite widespread rumours that this takeover was imminent- the police did nothing- they seem unwilling to take on the crowds, and they were escorted away. so pro russian groups continue to extend their control in eastern ukraine. they want to hold them in early may, but in order for that vote to be credible, they need to have a large number area of authority. and that's what's driving them on. but how fair would such a vote be? roman lazorenko runs a news website in donetsk- we're going to his office - he's taken down the name plaque- and most of his staff are too afraid to come here- after a visit by a group of masked men who said he should report more favourably on the self-declared 'people's republic of donetsk' >> if the influence of the people's republic of donetsk grows, then it will be diff
relationship with russia. you respect vladimir putin, yes? >> we respect and like each other. >> what do you tell him when he invades crimea? what do you tell him when he puts troops on the border of ukraine? >> in our conversation about crimea thomas i told him i did not agree with his actions. he said they were there because the people in crimea wanted to see them there. was thaton to that there could be other countries in the world who may look to but ity else to come in cannot be justification for the action. we should let those people stand on their own feet. if there is something we can help them with, we should do that so they can stand on their own feet. with respect to ukraine, there will be elections at the end of next month. they have to get necessary support for the elections to go forward. to be heldave because the provocation may be made to prevent the elections from taking place and that is something we need to ensure does not happen. believe thatnd i it would be important to have a positive approach. the people of ukraine and the people of russia are friendly, should be frien
. >> charlie: because russia has the veto. yes? s>> so far, we have nearly 700,000 refugees in our country. about 200,000 of them live in tents and 500,000 of them live in the cities and we have so far spent $3.5 billion for them. the support from other countries where the effort is $150 million, out of which $50 million came from saudi arabia, 25 million from the u.n. and others from a number of countries. but the total amount we've spent so far is $3.5 billion because we host them, we provide food, education, we try to provide assistance to these people, and we want the west to be heard as well. we should be in closer solidarity with the united states in this for example, but we're unable to do this. nothing came out of the geneva talks. we are together with a number of countries in nato. we have a partnership with the u.s. so all those relationships ought to mean something. there are lots of people who are internally displaced, millions, and there are almost 200,000 people who have died. doing nothing and just watching is unacceptable. where is the u.n.? where is the u.s.? where are all
remarks. ♪ the eu released a new list of 15 names of russia and ukrainians imposing sanctions on and targets politician and military leaders. one of the names on the list is the current director of russia's foreign intelligence agency, giu. some of the others are. and russia's deputy prime minister who over saw criteria into russia after it was annexed and valarie, the first deputy minister of defense and army general in charge of the deployment of russian troops along the ukrainian border. across in moscow and we are joined live from there, and putin himself with talks got close to him and why are these particular men being targeted? >> reporter: well, laura, first of all we should point out unlike the list released on monday including companies and individuals the eu list is putting a travel pan and asset freeze on individuals only. now some of those as you were listing are key military officials and some of them linked to the de-facto annexation of crimea including a member of the duma, russian parliament responsible for starting legislation to integrate crimea into russian
any receipts from master card, visa, american express from russia. we're not. charge something there, we are not going to pay it, goodbye, end of russian economy and travel to russia. he won't do it. >> what this does raises is this question about gradualism. where you -- you don't take the full set of sanctions that you you are contemplating and hit him with them all at once. >> why not. >> deter being his actions? >> hit him with your best shot. >> i think the reason is two fold, basically, bill. a lot of president obama's policies are involve russia as a cooperating partner. iran and syria come to mind. there are other examples. and the other thing is, of course, to be really effective major economic sanctions would necessarily involve the cooperation of our european allies who are much more financially intertwined and economically intertwined with russia than we. >> it's all weakness. >> i'm not disagreeing with i want to point out to the audience intellectually we understand that putin has sway in iran and we need that treaty for them to disassemble their nukes. but you are just
, everyone. president obama announcing tough new sanctions on russia over the crisis in ukraine. nbc's peter alexander is in manila, philippines, where the president is wrapping up a week-long tour of asia. >> reporter: willie, good morning. those new sanctions will target vladimir putin's billionaire cronies and russian companies in what president obama described as a calibrated effort to change russia's behavior. president obama was welcomed here in the philippines today, the fourth and final stop in his weeklong asia tour. but it's the crisis in ukraine that keeps demanding the president's attention. >> we are keeping in reserve additional steps should the situation escalate further. >> reporter: in this region, u.s. officials signed a ten-year agreement to preposition fighter jets, ships and american troops at philippine bases. two decade after the u.s. controlled bases here were forced to shut down. after visiting troops here tomorrow, president obama will head back to washington. willie? >> all right, peter alexander in manila, thanks. >>> some new video out of south korea shows the ca
, should they? is that what you're saying. i'm thinking particular russia and china in the past who blocked u.n. security resolutions. >> there's two things. has to be a security bar go imposed to stop the killings and second, countries providing support to abusive non state groups must know they can be held liable under international law for their support of anyone committing crimes against humanity and war crimes. >> this is not only terrorizing the local population, it's making it extremely difficult for humanitarian aid to get in to help civilians who stayed behind? >> exactly. this has been a use of barrel bombs in the last few months in a are he aleppo. many are camping in the area where aid is not reaching them. areas four kilometers from the tur kish border are not getting the aid they need. the security council must move forward. they are not doing anything to protect humanitarian workers. tomorrow we'll release a report that looks at t the recent attack by barrel bombs. two clearly marked hospitals were hit by barrel bombs over the last 30 days. >> thank you very much in deed. >>>
the site said it had a recordings f of kerry's remarks from u.s., russia and japan an a unitary state becomes apartheid state with second class sit vents or a state that destroys the capacity of israel to be a jewish state. now the u.s. state department has told al jazeera that kerry was echoing statements previously made by former israeli prime ministers. its spokeswoman said the only way to have two nations and two people lives side by side in peace and security is through a two-state solution and we are live from jerusalem to tell us how these comments by kerry were received by israelis? >> reporter: hi there. well it's interesting enough, we are not hearing an israeli reaction just yet and they may be working to try to form ap proper statement to go with kerry but they will not be happy about the statements and have not been happy about statements he made in the past and just in march secretary kerry said if the current peace talks fail, that this could help the palestinian movement, boycott divestment and sanctions movement that is going to gain momentum in europe in kerry's mind
.s., russia and japan. kerry said: . >> well, the u.s. state department told al jazeera that kerry was echoing statements made by former israeli prime ministers. its spokeswoman said: >>> palestine president mahmoud abbas has given some of his strongest comments yet condemning the nazi genocide of jews. it did little to ease tensions, both blaming each other for a break down in the peace talks. stefanie dekker reports. >> reporter: it's the latest black and forth in an exhausting blame game, prompted by the palestine president statement of support. mahmoud abbas is quoted as saying:. >> some say it could be an olive bramping at a time when the -- branch at a time when the peace talks are as good as over. >> israeli president binyamin netanyahu was having none of it, especially when mahmoud abbas was planning a unity government with hamas. >> instead of making conciliatory statements meant to apiece international public opinion. they should choose between hamas, a terrorist group denying the holocaust. we hope he abandons the fact and returns to the true path of peace. . >> reporter: but the pa
are going to lose market share in russia because they declined to service the credit cards of some russian banks after the first round of sanctions came out. the biggest loser on the dow jones industrial average last week. dropping about five percent. an interesting space to watch. >> we will see you later. >> the farmer frenzy is waiting -- is reaching into germany. bayer is said to focus on growing its health business. we are joined by david tweed in berlin. bayer reported first-quarter earnings in the last hour. take us through the numbers and their intentions with regards to &a.nd a -- m ebtina came out with numbers, better than expected. and estimateersus of 2.50 6 billion. illion. b inset by improvements operational performance. good numbers all around. that said, what a bit of m&a isching bayer and it focusing on its plastics business. this is an area that a lot of people have been speculating like to hideuld off because it has not been making as much money as its cost of capital. with their earnings today, they do say that there ebitda rose by 80%. m&all be back with more on surrou
root thereat leads to russia and western europe through a different route as well. can you describe, barring in mind you might want to go back to afghanistan some time, can you describe the relationship of the government of those two governers both to their narcotics economy and the counter-narcotics that were spear headed by the united states. >> i am happy to say because i am hoping to go back i don't have concrete evidence of involvement on the part of these two governers. there is rumors about profiting on their part at different points in their career as there are rumors about that for a number of other governmental officials. having said that, both of them at the time these two governors and they were very high. after halman. and one of these central kind of performance possibilities for them, one of the things they believed deliver to president karzai and the donor community was to get rid of the cultization of poppy. so there are a number of researchers who have worked on this. david mansfield is the one who wrote the most i read. >> poppy is the flower from which the opium
to be a cold war where u.s. ask russia were facing off, and any crisis could lead to potential nuclear confrontation, as bad as ukraine is, it's not that. so we're making great progress. but anybody who thinks you can leave 17,000 hydrogen bombs in human hands and something terrible is not going to happen sooner or later, you have not been paying attention. so for me it's nuclear weapons and the variety of ways those weapons could go off, and i'll conclude with this in that, the nuclear problem that i worry about the most, and this is a name of a chapter in my book, which is available, by the way -- it's called "the most dangerous country on earth" and it's not iran, not north korea, it's pakistan, and it goes -- this point about asia and it's particularly south asia where there are hundreds of nuclear weapons, unresolved conflicts, unstable economies, fundamental ism. we're courting disaster in south asia. >> let me build on that and ask about the iran talks, the iran nuclear talks going on right now. there's a great deal of optimism worldwide about this, although there have been some
. this as growing concerns over whether russia will continue to defy the international community and move ahead with its own troops. let's go now to ukraine where leland vister is standing by wih more. >> reporter: uma, just in the past few minutes we have learned from the pro-russian stronghold that one of those international observers was released on medical grounds. we're not sure exactly what the circumstances were, but there's a spokeswoman for the pro-russian militia that says none of the other observers are going anywhere. today they were paraded out in front of the media at a press conference of sorts. the leader of that pro-russian separatist militia called them, quote, prisoners of war, and was holding them and wanted to exchange them for some of his supporters being held by the ukrainian government in kiev. so far no deal on that front. the russian foreign minister has said that he plans to try and help get these guys released. once again though it appears the russians promises have not been made good on as this has been status quo as this crisis continues. day three right now of the
the same as today. the decision of the u.n. the u.s. russia, and was that these organizations would not recognize until they fulfill three conditions, one was to improve the agreements between israel and plo, and the third one which could be the most important one, to recognize the state of israel. they are not willing to agree on none of these three conditions. >> that's the perfect chance to turn to mustafa, you were at the ceremony where the two sides declared this settlement going forward. was it understood from the beginning that this was going to end israeli participation in any talks? >> well, i've been listening, and it's very strange to hear what was said. because the israeli representative is blaming the plo for having negotiations with hamas while israel itself has held negotiations with hamas itself for a cease-fire. and israel has seen no problem, now they want to prevent those things were unifying their ranks. let me first tell you what israel is about, because i think the american audience doesn't know enough about israel. israel is a country that is practicing terror
on more sanctions for russia as ukraine fears an imminent invasion. u.s. sanctions could be levied as early as this monday. early overnight president obama arrives in malaysian on third leg. conduct a nuclear test during the president's trip. anna? there is a second wave of the flew sweeping the country and hitting kids especially hard. what do you need to look out for and how do you know if it's the flu or something else like allergies? joining us now is nurse practitioner the founder of mid level u. good morning how are you? >> i know you said this super winter is causing worse allergies. how do we tell it's just allergies or we really have the flu. >> good rule of thumb is that allergy are more debilitating. flu you get body aches, high fever temperatures 101, 102. severe headache and a lot of the hacking cough. allergies, you get more of runny nose, congestion, itchy watering eyes and sneezing. flu people tell me they have been hit by a truck. allergies they are not so bad. they are annoying but don't make you feel ill all over. >> this isn't the time we normally think about ge
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